Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!!

The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
– Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!!!!!

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
– Proverbs 10:9 (NIV)
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Sunday!!!!!

Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
– Proverbs 9:8-9 (NIV)

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Saturday!!!!!

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
– Proverbs 6:10-11 (NIV)

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!!


Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
– Proverbs 4:25-26 (NIV)

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Rainy Thursday!!!!!


The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
– Proverbs 4:7-9 (NIV)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Please Remember All The People in Moore

I just wanted everyone to remember all the families and friends in Moore, Oklahoma in your prayers.  I know some people who live in Moore and my heart just goes out to everyone there.  This is just terrible for us in Oklahoma at this time.

Thank you,
Debbie

Happy Tuesday!!!!


My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
– Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV)

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!!


Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.
– Proverbs 20:12 (NIV)

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Beautiful Sunday in Yukon, Oklahoma!!!!


After those storms last night, there is Joy in the Morning.   It is Gorgeous today.


Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
– John 7:17 (NIV)

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Saturday!!!!


And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
– Psalm 12:6 (NIV)

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!!


And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
– 1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!!


The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

– Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Beautiful Sunday!!!!!


Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
– Proverbs 31:28-29 (NIV)

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Saturday!!!!!


Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
– Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)


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Friday, May 10, 2013

The Pieces of Summer by Wanda Brunstetter




This Book was supplied to me by Barbour Publishing through Net Galley.

Book Description

Book 4 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel.  In The Pieces of Summer, part four of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, it’s only been a few months since Meredith Stoltzfus lost her husband, Luke, and deep down, she feels uncomfortable when Jonah Miller comes by often, so willing to help her with things around the house. Meanwhile, as a young, nameless man heals and regains strength in his body, his mind grasps at every image that flits across his memory, desperately trying to recall his former life

My Review

This is the 4th Book in the Series The Discover-A Lancaster County Saga by Wanda Brunstetter.  She is one of the best authors who write about the Amish I have read.  I have a special place in my heart for Wanda.  I picked up one of her books at a book store and that was the first Amish Novel I have ever read.  I was hooked on them.

This book starts out as Luke woke up from a coma he has been in for several months.  The only problem is that he doesn’t know who he is and where he came from.  He doesn’t remember anything at all.  Then back in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, Meredith, his wife is pregnant and very uncomfortable, as a lot of us understand.  Jonah continues to come and help her with the chores around the farm.  In the meantime, Luke’s mother comes by and doesn’t like it that he is still hanging around. 

This book is a GREAT book and a fast read also.  I just love Wanda Brunstetter’s books.  She is GREAT. 

I don’t want to say anything more because I would ruin the story for you.  I hope that you will pickup this book soon and read it.  It is a short story and it moves really fast. 

I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends.  Thank you Wanda for giving us Amish Fiction readers a GREAT series.  Thank you Barbour Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.

The Pieces of Summer by Wanda Brunstetter

This Book was supplied to me by Barbour Publishing through Net Galley. Book Description Book 4 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. In The Pieces of Summer, part four of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, it’s only been a few months since Meredith Stoltzfus lost her husband, Luke, and deep down, she feels uncomfortable when Jonah Miller comes by often, so willing to help her with things around the house. Meanwhile, as a young, nameless man heals and regains strength in his body, his mind grasps at every image that flits across his memory, desperately trying to recall his former life My Review This is the 4th Book in the Series The Discover-A Lancaster County Saga by Wanda Brunstetter. She is one of the best authors who write about the Amish I have read. I have a special place in my heart for Wanda. I picked up one of her books at a book store and that was the first Amish Novel I have ever read. I was hooked on them. This book starts out as Luke woke up from a coma he has been in for several months. The only problem is that he doesn’t know who he is and where he came from. He doesn’t remember anything at all. Then back in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, Meredith, his wife is pregnant and very uncomfortable, as a lot of us understand. Jonah continues to come and help her with the chores around the farm. In the meantime, Luke’s mother comes by and doesn’t like it that he is still hanging around. This book is a GREAT book and a fast read also. I just love Wanda Brunstetter’s books. She is GREAT. I don’t want to say anything more because I would ruin the story for you. I hope that you will pickup this book soon and read it. It is a short story and it moves really fast. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you Wanda for giving us Amish Fiction readers a GREAT series. Thank you Barbour Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.

YEA!!!! It is Friday-Hump Day!!!!

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” – Genesis 18:13-14 (NIV) :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Thursday!!!!!

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. – Psalm 19:7 (NIV) :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Tuesday

He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:9-12 (NIV) :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!1

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. – Psalm 135:15-18 (NIV) :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Sunday!!!!!

These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. – Psalm 42:4 (NIV) :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy and Beautiful Saturday in Oklahoma!!!!!

Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. – Psalm 115:1 (NIV) :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!!

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. – 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV) :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Thursday!!!!

He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. – Titus 1:9 (NIV) :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pictures of Me When I was a Little Girl

The first one was when I was 6 years old and the second one, I think I was 5.

Happy Wednesday-Hump Day!!!!!

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? – Romans 8:35 (NIV) :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!

“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” – Isaiah 49:6 (NIV) :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV) :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hope of Spring by Wanda Brunstetter

This Book was supplied to me by Barbour Publishing through Net Galley. Book Description Book 3 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. In The Hope of Spring, part three of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith Stoltzfus is trying to piece her life back together, while in a hospital miles away, a young man is fighting for his life and remains in a coma. . . . Weeks away from the baby being born, Meredith has never been so scared. She aches for Luke and knows her baby will need his father. She’s nearly out of money; can she somehow manage to provide for herself and her baby—alone? My Review This is the 3rd Book in the Series The Discover-A Lancaster County Saga by Wanda Brunstetter. She is one of the best authors who write about the Amish I have read. I have a special place in my heart for Wanda. I picked up one of her books at a book store and that was the first Amish Novel I have ever read. I was hooked on them. This book starts out with Meredith Stolzfus collapsing and her friend, Jonah finds her and gets her to the hospital. She is ok and her baby is also. As the story goes on, Jonah comes by to check on her and Meredith is missing Luke, her husband, who died and she has to come to grips with that. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I don’t want to say anything more because I would ruin the story for you. I hope that you will pickup this book soon and read it. It is a short story and it moves really fast. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you Wanda for giving us Amish Fiction readers a GREAT series. Thank you Barbour Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.

Happy Glorious Sunday!!!!

I also learned that the portions assigned to the Levites had not been given to them, and that all the Levites and musicians responsible for the service had gone back to their own fields. So I rebuked the officials and asked them, “Why is the house of God neglected?” Then I called them together and stationed them at their posts. – Nehemiah 13:10-11 (NIV) :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Saturday!!!!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6 (NIV) :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!!

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” – Genesis 16:13 (NIV) :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Wednesday-Hump Day!!!!!

Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me. You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.” The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? – John 7:33-35 (NIV) :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!

But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. – Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV) :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. – 1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV) :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Sunday!!!!

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. – Romans 1:11-12 (NIV) :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer

This Book was supplied to me by Tricia Goyer’s 2013 Launch Team for a review in return. Book Description Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive 'resident' status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! In The Promise Box, the second book of best-selling author Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai to give comfort to her father after her mother's death. She is drawn back to the familiar Amish ways after finding her mother's most precious possession, a Promise Box of prayers and scripture. What her publisher sees, though, is an opportunity for a sensational 'tell-all' book about the Amish. Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. But will the pain of her childhood---and her potential betrayal of her community---keep her from committing her whole heart? My Review This is the 2nd Book in the Series “Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors” by Tricia Goyer. I read the first one and this one in my opinion was a lot better than even the first book. This book kept your attention from the turning of the first page. I thoroughly loved it. This is a story about Lydia Wyse, who was raised Amish but leaves the Amish to Englisch. When she hears that her Mem has passed away, she goes back and attends her Mem’s funeral with all hopes of returning to Seattle where she works and lives. But, when she gets there, God starts working with her heart and it is just amazing how God works in our lives, Praise God. Anyway, after the funeral, she stays for a while and her Dat gives her a Promise Box full of her Mem’s memories and writings. After reading these, she wants to stay there. In the meantime, she meets Gideon Hooley. He has secrets and so does Lydia. It is amazing how the Good Lord works through both of their lives and how they each individually work them out. This is such a GREAT story and I just don’t know how much more I can say that. GOD works in mysterious ways. I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. But, you know you really need to pickup this book, I loved it so much, what more can I say? Thank you Tricia Goyer for writing such a GREAT book, I couldn’t hardly put it down. Thank you also for giving me the opportunity to read it and give my review. I would suggest this book to my family and friends.

Debbie Loves to Read: Happy Saturday!!!!!

Debbie Loves to Read: Happy Saturday!!!!!: When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not ha...

Happy Saturday!!!!!

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” – John 11:32 (NIV) :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Scent of Lilacs by Ann Gabhart

This Book was supplied to me by Revell Publishers for a review in return. Book Description After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never be the same. Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once during the humid summer of 1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie’s life has something they’re not saying, something they’re hiding from her–and from themselves. As Jocie digs into her family’s past, she stirs up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers everyone so desperately needs? Or will her questions lead to truths better left hidden? Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life and love. My Review This book is the first book of Ann Gabhart’s I have ever read. It was a pretty good book and I say that because it was just too slow moving for me. I like fast moving stories and this one just wasn’t that way for me. But, it did turn out to be a really good book. This book is about Jocie and her father who is trying to be an aspiring preacher. The characters in this book were great once you got past the first half of the book. I laughed and cried while reading the book. Jocie is mother less, since her mother left with Jocie’s sister when Jocie was really small. Jocie and her father have not heard from them and then they have surprises and discoveries start to happen in the book. I was truly glad when all of this information about the story starting picking up speed. Ann is truly a GREAT author. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends, even though it was slow. Thank you Revell Publishers, for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.

Debbie Loves to Read: Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!

Debbie Loves to Read: Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!: Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6 :) ...

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6 :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bible Verse for Saturday!!!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy Friday-TGIF!!!!

Friday 3/8/2013 The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. ~ John 10:10 :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 3/7/2013
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him.
~ 1 John 4:9


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday Bible Verse

Wednesday 3/6/2013
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
~ Psalm 23:6,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!!


“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:55, 57 (NRSV)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Monday!!!!

Monday 3/4/2013
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
~ Proverbs 31:25

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daffy-thought This Was So Cute


Happy and Glorious Sunday!!!!

Sunday 3/3/2013
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning.
~ Isaiah 61:3

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Saturday

Saturday 3/2/2013
Be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.
~ 2 Chronicles 15:7

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday 2/26/2013
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday-Hump Day Bible Readings

Friday 1/18/2013

God's voice is glorious in the thunder. We can't even imagine the greatness of his power.

~ Job 37:5

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